Bids sought for trail lighting project

FLINT TWP. — With an eye to crime prevention, the Township Board is accepting sealed bids for lighting along a portion of the Genesee Valley Trail.

Sealed bids are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 when they will be opened and read publicly, according to a request for proposals posted on the township’s website at

The proposed project is for ambient solar-powered LED lighting along the asphalt pathway on the trail section between Corunna Road and Beveridge Road. The entire trail length is about 3 miles and ends at the police station on Norko Drive. It opened in 2011 for exclusive recreational use by bikers, runners and walkers.

The focal point of proposed lighting will be the Graham Road Bridge with evenly spaced poles on both sides of the road including the bridge.

The lighting fixtures are to be purchased locally from an electrical supplier and all electrical work is to be performed by a licensed electrical contractor.

This Genesee County Community Development Block Grant project is federally funded, authorized under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. All successful bidders must comply with Federal Labor Standards. Comprehensive compliance details are included in the posted request for bids.

Bids will be considered on the basis of a lump sum price for all labor and materials required to complete the project, as specified in the contract.

Questions about the project should be directed to Flint Township Clerk, Kim Courts, at 810-600-3212.

The township reserves the right to accept any bid or reject all bids.

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